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A veteran-owned brewery with a mission

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A veteran-owned brewery with a mission

Any true Pacific Northwesterner is a lover of the hops. If Washington had an official state beverage, it'd be a head-to-head tie between roasted bean concoctions and a good craft brew. Luckily, there are a plethora of local spots concocting beer for this very reason, with Forward Operating Base Brewery

A musical sensation

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A musical sensation

American Idiot the musical was a sensation when it premiered in 2009 (and subsequently moved to Broadway in 2010). Based on the smash hit album by Green Day, the play featured all the music from the album plus Green Day songs from the album 21st Century Breakdown and "When It's Time,"

"Present/tense"

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"Present/tense"

Husband and wife Malayka and Tom Gormally are highly respected Seattle artists who bring a world of experience to artworks that reflect on current social and political issues in a show called "Present/Tense" at Spaceworks Gallery. Born to immigrant Jewish parents in the San Francisco Bay area, Malayka lived for a

Art-damaged groove

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Art-damaged groove

If you've never seen it before, I urge you to check out a Talking Heads video -- in general, but also this specific one of the band performing "Born Under Punches." The video, which is available on YouTube, captures the band at a very specific time in their career, at

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2017 Holiday Guide #3

A guide on local holiday shopping, events and more! Come back each week for more holiday ideas. Click here to view our interactive 2017 Holiday Guide #3.

Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate

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Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate

There is one gift you can never go wrong giving, because just about everyone loves chocolate. For a more personal touch, shop local. Brown & Haley is a more than 100-year-old Tacoma icon with its well-loved Roca brand of candies.  The Seattle Chocolate Factory is becoming well-known for its small-batch

Crescent Moon Gifts

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Crescent Moon Gifts

There's no doubt that this time of year can be stressful; the tidings of good cheer can get lost in the holiday hustle and bustle. Luckily, Tacoma's own Crescent Moon Gifts offers an incredible selection of unique gift ideas as well as a tranquil shopping experience. Located on the beloved 6th

Holiday shopping in Gig Harbor

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Holiday shopping in Gig Harbor

There is something about crossing the Tacoma Narrows Bridge into Gig Harbor. You can feel the stress melt away with the scenic views as the traffic lightens up. For a change of pace, holiday shop in Gig Harbor at two very distinct locations, Uptown and Downtown. Downtown Gig Harbor is the

7th ID celebrates 100 years

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7th ID celebrates 100 years

As Joint Base Lewis-McChord celebrates its centennial, it is not alone in reaching this historic milestone. Three months and a day after the opening of then Camp Lewis, the 7th Infantry Division was activated Dec. 6, 1917, and organized  Jan. 1, 1918, at Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Later in 1918, the distinctive shoulder

Light fighters share their memories

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Light fighters share their memories

As the 7th Infantry Division celebrates its 100th anniversary, three veterans and one active-duty soldier took the time to briefly reminisce about their service in the division. Pfc. Dick Hazelmeyer "It is a damn good division," stated Hazelmeyer during a telephone conversation. A native of Spokane, he served in the Hourglass Division from

Romantic getaway to Gig Harbor

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Romantic getaway to Gig Harbor

Even with busy military schedules, sometimes you have an unexpected free weekend. Grab your sweetie and head across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge to the maritime village of Gig Harbor. The Best Western Wesley Inn & Suites is your base for the weekend. The hotel has a lovely garden setting and is

Lights, camera, action!

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Lights, camera, action!

Even for the traditionally prestigious holiday movie season, the rest of the 2017 calendar is loaded with Hall of Fame talent. I'm not talking about the actors, though dozens of the brightest stars in the world WILL be featured in upcoming films. I'm talking about the filmmakers: Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth)

Crafting beautiful boozes

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Crafting beautiful boozes

Folks enjoy libations for a variety of reasons: in celebration of grand victories, during moments of mourning, sips simply hyphenating bites of a well-prepared meal. Really, a tasty spirit is all about history and good stories and Chambers Bay Distillery adopts this ideal. It all began at Hudtloff Junior High in

A Christmas Carol

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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol as adapted by James Venturini for Lakewood Playhouse is probably as close to the way Charles Dickens himself would adapt it for the stage if he were alive today. In his day, Dickens toured the world telling stories and reading from his books, so it is appropriate that

The Mill of Milton

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The Mill of Milton

ANNOUNCER: Jackie and Dutch head a bit north to Milton this week to check out The Mill. Open about six months, this one-half family dining and one-half sports bar covers all the needs of this small town in a one stop shop. And it is doing so with scratch recipes

Two intriguing shows at University of Puget Sound

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Two intriguing shows at University of Puget Sound

Christopher Paul Jordan might well be Tacoma's most prolific artist, and his fame is quickly spreading to Seattle and elsewhere -- deservedly so for this recent Neddy Artist Awards winner, if his latest show at Kittredge Gallery is any indication. The show is called "Latent Home," and it features powerful work

Chasing iconoclasts

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Chasing iconoclasts

There is a hallowed hall in the hearts of sensitive, self-consciously intellectual music lovers that is dedicated to singer-songwriters who managed to craft their art in equal deference to the heart and mind. Pop music history is littered with people that wrote songs like novels, that wrote songs like slyly

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Valentine's Day dining

ALTEZZO: On the 26th floor of the Sheraton-Tacoma Hotel sits one of Tacoma’s top restaurants.  Low lighting, awesome views and excellent Italian cuisine.  Arrive early and loosen up in the hip Vertigo Lounge.  1320 Broadway Plaza, 253.591.4155. BRIX 25: We loved the fact that when we sat down at our

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Forget the bar, go slot car

A new craze is growing in popularity and appearing not only in the form of clubs, teams, and leagues; it’s becoming a regular addition to many guys’ garages. It’s slot car racing.  Grown men racing intricate, expensive devices in secret clubs in Tacoma.  Secret locales.  Secret waiting lists.  There’s no

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